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Iris+Chocolate= powdery, therefore lipstick I guess.
I smell no lipstick in Dior Homme, so I don't really know.
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At what stage in Dior Homme's development do you smell lipstick? I smell fishy lipstick in Rive Gauche (women's) up close (but from afar its all succulent rose). The lipstick smell I know smells slightly fishy and powdery.
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No lipstick smell to my nose, either.
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I get no lipstick from Dior Homme or from New York.
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Oh, Drole de Rose also smells just like lipstick to me.
Lipstick city for me! I'm not sure why, either. I prefer Iris Silver Mist, which is to say I like carrots more than lipstick.
From Dior Homme, I get not as much of lipstick note, yet an immense powderiness during the drydown- may this also be explained because of the iris?
Iris is probably the culprit. Orris root is used as a stabilizer in cosmetics and accounts for both their violet and powdery smell. Lipstick, I think, and especially face powder. Sniff and see - lipstick, face powder, and Dior Homme are kindred spirits. Scent-wise.
I suppose the "lip-stickiness" of a scent depends on how much iris is used and what with, no?
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To me, Dior Homme smells of vintage pressed powder. Lipstick has a waxy, plastic-y smell which I don't find in DH.
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From the Dior Homme Cologne, perhaps. But not from DH. And I get more 'lipstick' from TDC's Bois d'Iris and even more from Serge Lutens' Rousse.
Iris + Amber = Lipstick? I dunno. I asked a friend if he thought it smelled like a make up bag and he said, "Yea, it kinda does man." Oddly enough, I feel comfortable wearing this than PdN New York. New York just smells like some icky lotion my mom puts on. My mom annoys the hell out of me, so it really traumatized me from wearing New York ever again. LOL.
Someone else thinks it does too? I thought I was alone on this.
It really does smell like lipstick to me. It's weird.. I might try it again and try to look past that.
I love both DH and NY. Two of the finest Men's colognes available. I can understand the lipstick associations with an iris based scent (DH) even though it doesn't smell like it to me. I don't know where you are picking up the lipstick association with NY.
To me, the opening notes of Dior Homme smells like "mom's purse." Not just lipstick, but the combination of cosmetics, powders, lipstick together. It lasts about 20 minutes or so and settles into a nice iris scent.
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Yep, iris. It shows up in a lot of cosmetics, which explains the association with the "makeup bag" smell. (not specifically lipstick to my nose)
I love Dior Homme though.
I'm just not getting that lipstick from Dior Homme at all...
The iris note in Dior Homme is similar to what I recall lipstick smelling like when I was growing up. Not everyone's mothers and grandmothers wore Avon, so YMMV.
I totally get it in the original DH, and this is the only reason why it's not sitting on my shelf. However, the intense version seems much more to my taste.
It does not smell like lipstick to me - at least not the kind I use.
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Spray...you are not alone. I get an incredible make-up-bag-fulla-old-lipstick smell from DH from beginning to end...but I LOVE the fragrance. I always assumed it was the iris, but then again it is not present in Dreamer at all....
Its funny, I receive a compliment almost every time that I wear it, but when probed about the lipstick accord, everyone says, "well now that you mention it...."